Laser Cut Design Laboratory: Trotec Lasers DIY project : Paper Ceiling Lamp


Take a simple bulb holder and produce great ceiling lamp.


Required material:

Photo cardboard or thick paper (approx. 180 – 300 g/m²)

IKEA bulb holder (cord set) HEMMA with LED bulb

Material to cover the engraving table (e.g. paper)

Machine used:

Trotec Speedy 400

120 Watt


Use a cutting table (honeycomb or acrylic grid) for best cutting results

Use a 1.5 inch lens

Step by Step

Step 1: Import /create design template

Import our design templates into your graphic program and adapt it to the size of your lamp shade. Send it to the laser with the recommended laser parameters. The parameters might vary depending on the machine used and the available laser power.


Once you have positioned your paper into the laser machine, switch on the exhaust and cover the rest of the table with white paper to increase the exhaust performance.

Step 2: Laser Process

Cut out the design from the paper. For the bulb holder you will need 5-6 paper stripes.


power 17%

speed 2.5%

frequency 1000 Hz

Air Assist on


Select these two options in JobControl® to get perfect cutting results.

Optimized geometries

Inner geometries first

Step 3: Assemble your lamp

Put the laser cut paper strips on the bulb holder. Then put the opposite holes on the holder. Fix it with the carrier ring.


Only use a LED bulb

Make sure to have enough distance between the bulb and the lamp shade


More info, tutorial and templates can be found at the following link :

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